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ENB - Region 6 Notices 2/18/2009

Public Notice

General Permits for Municipalities Permit No. GP-6-08-006

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes to replace the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DEC and the County and Town Municipalities within Region 6 with a General Permit (GP-6-08-006). This permit authorizes highway construction and repair activities in protected streams which do not exceed the specific thresholds listed in the General Permit.

This project is an Unlisted Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

Copies of the NYS DEC draft permit are available for review during normal business hours at the Region 6 Offices of the NYS DEC:

NYS DEC - Region 6
Dulles State Office Building
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601

NYS DEC - Region 6, Utica Sub-Office
State Office Building,
207 Genesee Street, Room 1404
Utica NY 13501

And the following county offices:

Jefferson County Office Building
175 Arsenal Street - 2nd Floor
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 785-3075

Herkimer County Office Building
109 Mary Street, Suite 1310
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: (315) 867-1112 or (518) 867-1108

Lewis County Court House
7660 North State Street
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: (315) 377-2000

Oneida County Office Building
800 Park Avenue
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 798-2390

St Lawrence County Court House
48 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: (315) 379-2276

Written comments on the draft general permit must be submitted (fax, e-mail or letter) to the contact listed below by March 18 or 30 days from the date of this notice, which ever is later.

Rosa Howard
NYS DEC - Region 6
Division of Environmental Permits
207 Genesee Street, Room 1404
Utica, NY 13501
E-mail: rlhoward@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Fax: (315) 793-2748

Amended Application Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Former Tri-State Industrial Laundries, Inc.

Site No.: C366068

Site Address: 1634 Lincoln Avenue, Utica, NY 13502

County: Oneida

Requestor: Tri-State Industrial Laundries, Inc.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) §27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor (named above) has submitted a BCP application asking that this site be admitted into the BCP.

NYS DEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository location at the address indicated below.

NYS DEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by March 19, 2009 to:

Peter Ouderkirk
NYS DEC - Region 6 Headquarters
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Repository address:

Utica Public Library
303 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501

Public Notice to Extend Public Comment Period

St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) have extended the public comment period on revisions to the Bog River Flow Unit Management Plan from February 20, 2009 to February 27, 2009. To facilitate the process, NYS DEC and APA will be sharing comments received.

As lead agency, NYS DEC prepared the Bog River Complex Draft Amendment/SEIS to the 2002 Unit Management Plan/EIS. The proposed amendment to the draft management plan would allow for continued floatplane access to a limited portion of Lows Lake for approximately four years, with a "sunset" date of Dec. 31, 2012. Under the proposal, floatplane access would be managed under a permit system and designed to minimize user conflicts and resource impacts by controlling the frequency, location and timing of access. The NYS DEC is accepting comments on the proposed amendment through February 27, 2009. The complete document will be available on NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22579.html.

The Bog River Management Area is located in the Towns of Tupper Lake, Long Lake, Colton, and Piercefield in the counties of Franklin, Hamilton and St. Lawrence, New York.

Contact: Peter J. Frank, NYS DEC - Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Herkimer

Applicant: Adirondack Phoenix Properties, Inc.

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Project Number: 2006-209

Project Title: Eagle Cove Subdivision

Location: South Shore Road, Town of Webb, Herkimer County and Town of Inlet, Hamilton County, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: March 4, 2009

Project Description: The project involves the subdivision of 28.87 ± acres into 12 lots, creating 11 new building lots and a shoreline access lot. Lots 1 - 9 and the shoreline access lot are located on the north side of South Shore Road in a Moderate Intensity Use land use area. Lots 10 and 11 are located on the south side of South Shore Road in a Rural Use land use area. Lots 1 - 9 range in size from 0.92 ± acres to 2.54 ± acres. Lot 10 is 5.4 ± acres and Lot 11 is 8.7 ± acres. The shoreline access lot is 0.44 ± acres. Lots 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8 have existing structures on them that may remain and be used as single family dwellings or may be replaced. Lots 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11 and the shoreline access lot are vacant (i.e., they do not have any existing dwellings on them). There are tennis courts on lots 8 and 9 and a barn on Lot 10.

One new single family dwelling is proposed for each of the vacant lots. All of the dwellings, whether existing or proposed, will be serviced by a well and an on-site wastewater treatment system. Lots 1 - 6 and the shoreline access lot have frontage on Fourth Lake but do not have any frontage on South Shore Road. Lots 7 - 11 have frontage on South Shore Road, but no frontage on the Lake. Lots 7 - 11 will have access to the Lake through the shoreline access lot. Access to lots 1 - 6 will be by successive easements across adjoining lots. Access to Lots 7 - 11 will be directly from South Shore Road. A homeowners association is proposed that will own the shoreline access lot and manage the proposed roads. The footprint of all structures on each lot is proposed to be a minimum of 2,500 square feet and a maximum of 3,000 to 6,900 square feet. The total floor space of all structures will be limited to a maximum of 4,500 to 6,900 square feet. Most of the site is in the Town of Webb Herkimer County except Lot 1 which is in both the Town of Webb and the Town of Inlet in Hamilton County.

Negative Declaration

Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Issuance of General Permit for Municipalities (GP-6-08-006) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by NYS DEC to issue a General Permit for Municipalities to replace the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was extended under the State Administrative Procedures Act (SAPA) with County, Town, Villages and Cities within the administrative boundaries of NYS DEC Region 6. This General Permit will provide highway departments within the Region better guidance on work authorized and sediment and erosion control measures when working on NYS protected streams and watercourses. A copy of the Draft permit is on file at local municipality office or can be found on the DEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/. The project is located in multiple townships, villages and cities in Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties, New York.

Contact: Lawrence R. Ambeau, NYS DEC - Region 6, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601-3787, Phone: (315) 785-2247.

Jefferson County - The Town of Orleans Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed St. Lawrence Seaway RSA Cellular Partnership dba Verizon Wireless - 199 foot Telecommunications Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the approval of variances, site plan and special use permit necessary for the proposed construction of a 199 foot lattice telecommunications facility on a portion of lands owned by the Town of Orleans. Verizon Wireless' communications facility will consist of the following general components: a single 195 ± foot lattice tower (199 ± foot when including a 4 ± foot lightning rod); twelve (12) panel antennas mounted to the top of the tower; microwave dishes as required for utility (telephone) service; one GPS unit; an unmanned equipment shelter measuring 12 ± foot x 30 ± foot in size; and all related ground equipment and utility services (power and telephone). The proposal does not include lighting the tower.

The communications tower, equipment shelter and associated improvements will be located on a 10,000 ± square foot section of the premises, and a 30 ± foot easement area will be improved with gravel and crushed stone to provide the Applicant with suitable ingress and egress. Utility services will be extended underground to the tower yard, from the nearest service point on the premises. A 7 foot chain link safety fence (with 2 foot of barbed wire on top) will be installed to secure the tower site, and protect Verizon Wireless' telecommunications equipment from unauthorized access. The project is located at 37971 Middle Road in the Town of Orleans, New York.

Contact: Brad Millet, Town of Orleans ZBA, 20558 Sunrise Avenue, P.O. Box 208, LaFargeville, NY 13656, Phone: (315) 658-4309.

Jefferson County - The Planning Board of the Town of LeRay, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Duffy Meadows - 32 Lot Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of 85.6 acres into 32 residential building lots. The project is located on Duffy Road in the Town of LeRay, New York.

Contact: Jessica Jenack, Town of LeRay, 8650 LeRay Street, Evans Mills, NY 13637, Phone: (315) 629-4283, E-mail: lerayplanning@nnymail.com.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Jefferson County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. - Knapps State Road Quarry. The action involves the expansion of a permitted 48.9 acre dolostone quarry and a 36.5 acre topsoil mine to develop a single life of mine dolostone quarry operation of approximately 181 acres on a 235.61 acre parcel. The operation would include a stationary processing plant, office and scale facility, material stockpile area, settling pond and storage area. The facility is anticipated to process approximately 700,000 tons of material per year depending on market demand. The facility will become the primary regional operation for the applicant as the current operation reaches the limits of available material. The project is located north and south of County Route 47, two miles northeast of the village of Norwood, New York.

Contact: Mark A. Wiggins, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2245, E-mail: mawiggin@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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